Toni Sweet. Sinks. July 19th , 2017.
Vessel sinks, commonly known as basin sinks are becoming the popular trend in the luxury kitchen. Vessel sinks sit atop instead of being below the countertop unlike the traditional sink basins. So they are more visible and make a major design statement. They are now produced in a variety of unique and kitchen friendly materials including stones, glass and wood.
Enamel cast iron sinks and ceramic sinks look elegant and tend to be very durable. But they are also expensive when compared to stainless steel sinks. Water drumming is almost absent in them and cleaning them is very easy. Sinks made of copper, brass and also natural stones are available. Copper is easy to maintain and has natural resistance to microorganisms. Brass is tough to maintain but can give out a great rustic look. Sinks made of natural stones are heavy, but easy to maintain and are durable. Composite sinks are made from a mixture of two substances. It is sturdy and durable, but is prone to scratching.
Before you begin removing the old sink you should ensure that you have the correct measurements for the new sink. Keep in mind that not all sinks have the same measurements. Attaining the correct assessments will assist in finding a sink that will match the shape and size of the one that was removed. If you choose a sink that is bigger or smaller than your original one, you may need to replace the counter-top as well. A larger sink is better as it will require you to create additional space for the sink instead of replacing the entire counter-top.
There is a general belief that copper sinks are very difficult to maintain. There is some truth to that myth. You cannot expect to keep your copper kitchen sinks looking like a new shiny penny forever. If you allow your copper sink to age naturally to a beautiful variety of darker copper shades, you are going to have a kitchen sink envied by others. Copper sinks are everlasting if you take good care and do proper cleaning regularly to prevent the greening of the copper.
The results are somewhat rustic, but truly unique and one of a kind. Copper sinks in the US are made with similar techniques but are more often \"smooth\" rather than \"hammered\". US copper craftsmen are dominated by shops doing custom work primarily for commercial projects such as restaurants. You can see examples of all these sinks at Sinks Gallery. They specialize in artisan crafted sinks and have one of the largest selections of copper sinks available, as well as sinks from all different mediums including glass, ceramic, various stones and even wood.
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